Ion Stoica is a Professor in the EECS Department at University of California at Berkeley, and the Director of RISELab. He is currently doing research on cloud computing and AI systems. Past work includes Apache Spark, Apache Mesos, Tachyon, Chord DHT, and Dynamic Packet State (DPS). He is an ACM Fellow and has received numerous awards, including the ACM SIGOPS Mark Weiser award 2019, SIGOPS Hall of Fame Award (2015), the SIGCOMM Test of Time Award (2011), and the ACM doctoral dissertation award (2001). He is Executive Chairman at Databricks, a company he co-founded in 2013 to commercialize Apache Spark. In 2006 he also co-founded Conviva, a startup to commercialize technologies for large scale video distribution.